Wednesday, January 25, 2012

*awkwardness is awkward*

My characters, Fritz and Winnie, were once super-close best friends, as can clearly be seen in this pic. Now, though, nearly 35K words into Cruel Melody, their friendship is more like this:




…and it’s all Fritz’s fault. *snickers*

(Silly me, drawing scenes instead of writing them. Time to change that tonight, methinks….)

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  1. Your drawings are good! What do you use to draw them?

    Lol they look so awkward with each other in that picture!

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    1. I first sketch them with pencil and paper, then ink with Micron pens. After that, I scan them onto my computer so I can color in Photoshop. :)

      I'm glad it's very clear they look awkward, since they most definitely are in the written version of this scene! *hee*

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    2. OMG! You colour them in by hand? Your colouring skills are fab! I thought you used a computer program to draw them!

      haha! You're very good at transferring your scenes into art. Would you illustrate your own books?

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    3. Actually, while I draw by hand, all the coloring is done via computer, so it's not as impressive as it could be. (The pictures I scan are always black and white.) I don't know what I'd do without the undo button while coloring, haha!

      I'd love to illustrate some of my books someday. Seeing Stephen Emond do that for his YA books has only made me more tempted!

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    4. haha lol! You must be precise then and your drawings are still impressive. I can't draw to save my life!

      I wish I could for mine. Except I think I'd rather leave it to someone who can draw.

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    5. I was an artist before I was a writer, so it just comes naturally to me!

      That'd be really cool if you were able to have someone draw for your books! It's such a fun way to bring characters to life....

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  2. SO COOL! I have not one artistic (well, I write, but that's different) inch living within me, so your 'drawing' is amazing. I'm sure it helps the scene unfold more clearly when you can put it down so concretely like this.

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    1. It definitely does help! It's nice to have a visual on hand to help me figure out what words I need to describe a particular scene. And being able to turn my art into a desktop wallpaper is a great way to remind me to write instead of procrastinate, haha!

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